The often ignored realities of talent management (#2): one real solution for (screen based) workplace productivity

I think some posts on this topic have been lost on an old blog of mine so it can come in here as the second in this series… Do you hunch over a laptop?  Do you constantly switch between apps, windows and tabs?  Are you desk based but just have one monitor? If you answer… Continue reading The often ignored realities of talent management (#2): one real solution for (screen based) workplace productivity

Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

As a follow up to my previous post, now some thoughts on my job hunt. It’s over two years since my last job search, this time self-inflicted rather than redundancy driven.  I had gone very ‘eggs in one basket’ for a role in an organisation I am really keen on (but have heard today they… Continue reading Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

Skillsoft Perspectives (EMEA) 2018

website: http://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2018EMEA/ back channel: https://twitter.com/hashtag/perspectives18 My first of these events and it was a useful mix of Skillsoft product updates/demos, (industry) experts and user/client presentations.  I tweeted a bit during the day but some major takeaways below: Skillsoft as a company Like a lot of learning technology companies there has clearly been a push to improve UI/UX… Continue reading Skillsoft Perspectives (EMEA) 2018

CIPD Learning and Development Show: April 2018

I didn’t last long at this year’s CIPD L&D show – beyond catching up with a few people there wasn’t much grabbing my attention amongst the usual wide spread of presentations and stalls. The CIPD show often feels like the broadest of L&D churches with a mix of tech, publishers, consultancies, coaches and more in… Continue reading CIPD Learning and Development Show: April 2018

Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

L&D departments need to support their organisation in valuable ways.  Simples. Yet I increasingly feel that the L&D industry takes a snobbish approach to the world of work – far too often talking about what we might actually call ‘knowledge workers’ or, at least, office work. Yes knowledge work is obviously a large part of… Continue reading Time to stop the snobbery in L&D